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Awards presented at Conference


The Nunavut Business Achievement Awards (NBAA) and Sponsor Recognition plaques were presented as part of the Nunavut Trade Show & Conference in Iqaluit in September. Gabrielle Morrill from NorthwesTel was emcee for the event.

From left, Emcee Gabrielle Morrill and Lauren Nevin, Manager Events & Member Services Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce, stand with Corporate sponsors for the 2019 Nunavut Trade Show & Conference. © Michel Albert

Platinum sponsors, who contributed $20,000 or more to the event were: Baffinland, First Air (now the new Canadian North), CanNor, and the Government of Nunavut, Department of Economic Development & Transportation.

Gold sponsors were Lester Landau, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation, Kakivak Association, NCC Investment Group Inc, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Frobisher Inn, and Veterans Affairs Canada. Not present for the photograph: City of Iqaluit and Nunatsiaq News. © Michel Albert

Corporate sponsors were Arctic Electrical, Business Development Corp., NEAS, North­wesTel, NSSI, NBCC, NDC, NSBI, NVision Insight Group Inc., and OETIO.

NBAA recipients, L to R: Cody Dean, Owner of Canadrill, Business Person of the Year; Darrin Nichol, Treasurer, Rankin Inlet Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169, Business of the Year; Rannva Simonsen, Rannva Design and the Sewing for Survival Program, Special Achievement Award; Stephen Sullivan, General Manager of the Frobisher Inn, Volunteer of the Year; and John Matthews, Lifetime Achievement Award. © Michel Albert